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Keystone Arches Trail

Middlefield Rd. Off of Rt 20, Chester, MA
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Well maintained, beautiful walk

Interesting mix of scenery and history with the added bonus of trains - perfect walk for my husband... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Natalie R
A Walk Back In Time

My family has been hiking the Arch trail for 30 years. There's two ways to get to the arches: From... read more

Reviewed 30 August 2017
Huntington, Massachusetts
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Middlefield Rd. Off of Rt 20, Chester, MA
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Interesting mix of scenery and history with the added bonus of trains - perfect walk for my husband and I! We ran out of a time in a busy day and didn't get here until late afternoon, so limited our walk to about 45 minutes...More

Thank Natalie R
Reviewed 30 August 2017

My family has been hiking the Arch trail for 30 years. There's two ways to get to the arches: From the Chester Rail Station or Bancroft. Both are well marked easy hiking trails that offer beautiful scenery. You can pick up a map of the...More

Thank michaelbennett2016
Reviewed 10 August 2017

This is a great hike along a branch of the Westfield River. The best part is coming upon the Keystone Arch bridge, a railroad bridge spanning the river, built in the mid 1800's when train travel was expanding west from Boston to Albany. It is...More

Thank sksuk840
Reviewed 5 August 2017

The Keystone Arches Trail is one of my favorite nearby hikes. It is a perfect combination of beautiful scenery and regional history. If you are a fan of history, architecture, engineering or railroads, you will not be disappointed. At the end of the trail is...More

Thank Peter_01039
Reviewed 19 July 2017 via mobile

Never knew this was here till I drove by and saw the sign the other day and decided to try it. Pretty cool trail on and off road small goat trails going through gorges, the train tracks, the rivers and waterfalls and wildlife . 2.5...More

Thank DonnieB15
Reviewed 12 October 2016

The colors of the fall from many views and hieghts, the aches withe the foliage reflecting off the water is breath taking. a must see for sure.

Thank Volaria317
Reviewed 12 July 2016 via mobile

Short and long hikes. Dog friendly. Lots of place to stop. Loved it! Confusing at the end but we doubled back. Places to swim too

1  Thank Kimberly G
Reviewed 9 October 2015

A very easy hike with excellent views of several of these amazing bridges, built back in the 1800's and still standing strong.

2  Thank Veganvet
Reviewed 19 August 2015

Although I had been visiting this area for many years, I only learned about the Keystone Arch Bridges quite recently. Located been Chester MA and Middlefield MA, the trail (not far from Route 20) is off the Middlefield Road. There is a large sign with...More

5  Thank Chloesfriend
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